Category: Mental Health

  • Broken Femur

    I could really use some good thoughts sent my way! I am writing this from a hospital bed in the emergency room. Last night I fell in my home and broke my femur. The fracture is just below where the hip replacement. I am waiting to be transported to Regina, SK to have surgery. This […]

  • Commentary:No Safe Place

    “After another deadly weekend,mass shootings across the country,we know–oh, how we know–how high the stakes,how polarized the public:the desperation for liberty, equality, and justiceand the rage and backlash against it.”― Shellen Lubin This is not an article about the second ammendent of the USA Constitution, but rather an observance from someone who looks from afar. Nobody […]

  • Stress; Relief- Prt 2

    “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” – Paulo Coelho Winter, the first snowfall this year saw over eighteen inches on the ground. For many […]

  • Stress, Dealing With It – Part One

    “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive Stress, it is part of daily life! You feel it in your job, school, and even in the home. Since it is almost a daily thing, the […]

  • Relief, How Do You Spell It?

    “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”―Andrew Bernstein Years ago, the antacid, Rolaids had this tag line, “How do you spell relief?” “R-O-L-A-I-D-S” Back in the early eighties a sibling was experiencing severe stomach […]

  • More Than A Cartoon Charater

    “No one is every only one thing. Inside one person there are so many different people, and quite often they’re at war with each other, and sometimes one of them is winning, and sometimes another. We’re all so hard to understand, aren’t we? I don’t even understand myself.”― Louis de Bernières, So Much Life Left Over […]

  • The Vulnerable

    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”― Madeleine L’Engle Let me be blunt, I abhor violence! I grew up always in fear, fear of someone acting out in violence. […]

  • Quality V Quantity Arguement

    “The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.” ~ Deepak Chopra I have been having this debate in my mind for years. I have asked myself about the affects that meds I take are worth it. For instance, the sleeping pill, […]

  • Upate: 9/23/2022

    I have been struggling with those issues concerning my legs and feet. I have been struggling with sleep, some nights very few hours of sleep. This leaves me exhausted, lack of concentration, and just completely frustrated. Since my last post I turned sixty-one. I ask myself where do all the years go? It feels like […]

  • Things Happen

    The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence. Paul AusterRead more at Everyone wants to feel like they are in control, […]

  • Should I Feel Guilty?

    I was on the phone with my aunt yesterday and we chatted like we always do. She then broke the news to me that my father passed sometime last month. If you have read any of my posts where I have written about the relationship between us, you would know that there was no real […]

  • Being Macho; Over Rated?

    Feminism is nothing but equality, and actually, feminism benefits men because it liberates us and it releases us from many stigmas imposed by the macho culture on us as well. So if more of us could understand that it’s nothing but equality, I think many agendas in terms of equality would have advanced quicker because […]

  • Women & Violent Marriages

    Caution: This may sound like a political view, but on the contrary, it is about spousal abuse and the effects that it has on a household. I lived in such a household. My father would fly into rages and it left us, his children, always on edge. Just recently I found out that when I […]

  • Child Abuse: Dr. Ramani on the Emotion of Healing Adult Survivors

    Get access to hundreds of LIVE workshops with MedCircle psychologists & psychiatrists: Watch this full series with Dr. Ramani instantly HERE: Dr. Ramani discusses the emotion of healing adult survivors of child abuse. In this eye-opening interview, Dr. Ramani opens up about the one thing that rattles her: child abuse. She discusses what […]

  • Generational Views and Differences

    Tradition is not a fetish to be prayed to-but a useful record of experiences. Time should bring improvement-but not all old things are worthless. We are served by both the moderns and the ancients. The balanced man is he who clings to the best in the old-and appropriates the desirable in the new. – Richard […]

  • RIDE THE TIGER | The Genetics of Mental Illness | PBS RIDE THE TIGER Genetics plays a pivotal role in diagnosing mental illnesses. Scientists now believe many genes contribute to the onset of bipolar illness, but the exact number of genes could be in the hundreds or even thousands.

  • Matters of The Mind – Sexual Assault and Mental Health

    Mental Health TV TRIGGER WARNING: this video contains content pertaining to sexual assault, abuse and other sensitive topics. Matters of The Mind is a weekly bite size web series that explores topics pertaining to mental health with factoids and advice for patients.

  • Erasing the stigma of mental health issues in law enforcement

    Dec 29, 2021 ABC15 looks at how some are working to erasing the stigma of mental health issues in law enforcement.

  • Anxiety and homelessness | Ben’s Mental Health Story | Mind

    Mind, the mental health charity “I didn’t feel safe amongst the other people there and being gay… and isolated, it heightened my anxiety.” When Ben found himself homeless, he had to deal with a system that didn’t understand his needs and how this impacted on his mental health. Find out more about our LGBTQ work […]

  • Loneliness and mental health | Lee’s Mental Health Story | Mind

    Mind, the mental health charity Find out more about loneliness Watch more stories

  • Mental Reset in 5 Minutes – Guided Mindfulness Meditation – Calm Anxiety and Stress

    Mindful Peace Get help for anxiety and stress with this short and quick 5 minute guided mindfulness meditation to put the mental reset button. Anxiety symptoms can creep inside of us and needs to be set free. Take a few minutes during each day to help reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Just breathe and […]

  • Care MAP: Dealing with Dementia

    Parkinson’s Foundation FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC: While not everyone with Parkinson’s disease develops dementia, some do, and it can have a big impact on caregiver stress. In this video, a woman whose father had Parkinson’s disease dementia advises other caregivers to remember that it is the disease talking, not your loved one.

  • Understanding Mental Health with Chronic Disease

    In this video, we discuss the criteria that make a disease chronic and how, if left untreated, it will affect a person’s mental health over time. We also offer helpful tips for those currently dealing with mental health issues related to a chronic illness, especially during the pandemic. Homewood Health